ASU Officials met yesterday with GWW representatives about changes in conditions from the WW agreement to the CWW agreement. After extensive back and forth facilitated by ex-Fair Work Commissioner Anna Lee Cribb, the ASU secured GWW’s commitment to:
- CWW Availability Allowance paid for all Field Services and Operators
- All call-outs paid for Field Services, and SCADA call-outs paid for Operators
- RDO arrangements maintained
- Fortnightly pay cycle maintained
- 16 weeks parental leave for all
- Arrangements relating to cars, laptops and phones maintained, with capacity to opt in to new policy if it’s better
- Workers at the top of band on the WW EA won’t be on the bottom of band on the CWW EA
- Where a classification dispute is raised by a worker, GWW will show how they made the classification decision
- IFAs in place until a new Enterprise Agreement is secured (2023)
- Disputes about the above items can involve Anna Lee Cribb as facilitator for resolution
Soon there’ll be a vote on accepting these conditions as part of the Enterprise Agreement Alignment process. The ASU recommends a Yes vote on this process, so that impacted members can take advantage of the maintained and improved conditions.
Though the changes mostly impact ex-Western Water workers, this gives all members a better base to start from when the Enterprise Agreement is next negotiated.
This win occurred because union members raised their voices about proposed drops in conditions. Ask a colleague to join the ASU today via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Tim Sullivan | 0475 888 168 | email@example.com